15 U.S. Code § 77b–1 - Swap agreements

(a) [Reserved]
(b) Security-based swap agreements
(1) The definition of “security” in section 77b (a)(1) of this title does not include any security-based swap agreement (as defined in section 78c (a)(78) of this title).
(2) The Commission is prohibited from registering, or requiring, recommending, or suggesting, the registration under this subchapter of any security-based swap agreement (as defined in section 78c (a)(78) of this title). If the Commission becomes aware that a registrant has filed a registration statement with respect to such a swap agreement, the Commission shall promptly so notify the registrant. Any such registration statement with respect to such a swap agreement shall be void and of no force or effect.
(3) The Commission is prohibited from—
(A) promulgating, interpreting, or enforcing rules; or
(B) issuing orders of general applicability;
under this subchapter in a manner that imposes or specifies reporting or recordkeeping requirements, procedures, or standards as prophylactic measures against fraud, manipulation, or insider trading with respect to any security-based swap agreement (as defined in section 78c (a)(78) of this title).
(4) References in this subchapter to the “purchase” or “sale” of a security-based swap agreement shall be deemed to mean the execution, termination (prior to its scheduled maturity date), assignment, exchange, or similar transfer or conveyance of, or extinguishing of rights or obligations under, a security-based swap agreement (as defined in section 78c (a)(78) of this title), as the context may require.

Source

(May 27, 1933, ch. 38, title I, § 2A, as added Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(5) [title III, § 302(a)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–451; amended Pub. L. 111–203, title VII, § 762(c)(1),July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1759.)
Amendment of Section

Unless otherwise provided, amendment by subtitle B (§§ 761–774) of title VII of Pub. L. 111–203effective on the later of 360 days after July 21, 2010, or, to the extent a provision of subtitle B requires a rulemaking, not less than 60 days after publication of the final rule or regulation implementing such provision of subtitle B, see 2010 Amendment notes and Effective Date of 2010 Amendment note below.
Amendments

2010—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–203, § 762(c)(1)(A), struck out subsec. (a) and reserved subsec. (a) designation. Text read as follows: “The definition of ‘security’ in section 77b (a)(1) of this title does not include any non-security-based swap agreement (as defined in section 206C of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act).”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 111–203, § 762(c)(1)(B), substituted “(as defined in section 78c (a)(78) of this title)” for “(as defined in section 206B of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)” wherever appearing.
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–203effective on the later of 360 days after July 21, 2010, or, to the extent a provision of subtitle B (§§ 761–774) of title VII of Pub. L. 111–203requires a rulemaking, not less than 60 days after publication of the final rule or regulation implementing such provision of subtitle B, see section 774 ofPub. L. 111–203, set out as a note under section 77b of this title.

 

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